Curtis & Kristopher Lincoln have spent the last 16 years working together in different restaurants across the country. They met in 1995 while working together in Cherry Creek. Curtis had just come back from NYC & Kristopher says she knew the minute she saw him that he was ”THE ONE”…The rest is history. Collectively they’ve spent over 50 years in the industry… Both knew that someday they would own a restaurant, finding one another was simply fate!
“Working together is what we do best”…
Kristopher & Curtis returned to Evergreen in 2005 after working in restaurants all over the place! Chinook Tavern in Cherry Creek, Bacci in Genessee, Game Creek Club in Vail, Café Soleil in Reno, The Straight Wharf on Nantucket, ect, ect, ect…..Kristopher thinks that each & every restaurant was a learning experience and a gift. She says, “We have learned from every person we have ever worked for and with…the good, the bad and the ugly!” After spending most of their marriage traveling, she and Curtis decided to return to Evergreen and the family ranch on Upper Bear Creek Road…located just 3 miles from the restaurant. Curtis’ family has resided in Evergreen since the early 1900’s, His grandmother and an Evergreen legend, Freddie Lincoln was inspirational in their return. Curtis went to work for the Brown Palace Hotel down in Denver. The fact that his grandmother Freddie had such an affinity for the hotel inspired him to take the Executive Sous position where he remained for almost 5 years.
“We are blessed to have this opportunity,” says Kristopher. “All of us at the restaurant are dedicated to making Willow Creek a success. It is so wonderful to have such a reliable and professional team. Whether it’s one of our amazing kitchen staff; Daniel, Sam, Randall, Wes, Robert, Bob, Dot…. Or one of our front of the house members, all of our staff know when to step it up or when one back off … Our kitchen staff as well as our front of the house staff know what we expect and what it takes to make a great restaurant, it’s truly amazing! We appreciate our staff and feel as though they are a part of our family and I think that shines through”
“Lucky to be back in Evergreen, we have a wonderful location, we are doing what we love and hopefully our guests feel that when they come to our restaurant…. We have gained the trust of the community and hope to be a huge success both locally and nationally.” Recently featured in USA Today for one the top 10 places in the US to get house-made pasta, Willow Creek is proud to put Evergreen on the map for Colorado dining. http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/10great/story/2011-09-22/10-great-places-to-noodle-around-with-pasta/50518558/1